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5 Foods to Help You Sleep Better

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The foods we eat can dramatically affect how much and how well we sleep. Some foods and beverages calm and relax, while some stimulate the nervous system, keeping you up all night.

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Six Healthy Snacks You’ll Like

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You eat a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinners, but finding a healthy snack may prove more difficult than you thought. Here is a list of some options:

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Diet Mistakes that Slow Your Metabolism

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Whether it’s your heart beating, nerves communicating or muscles pumping – your metabolism works 24/7 and is the source of your energy. To carry out these bodily functions, we require energy that ultimately comes from our food. Metabolic rate is affected by many factors, including our age, weight and genetics.

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Eating habits and healthy diet

Eating habits and healthy diet

I’m often praised by friends and family for how healthy my diet is and told that I must be very disciplined. Yes, I like to eat healthily but it’s not a matter of draconian discipline or depravation. I’ve been there, done that, got the screwed up metabolism and now I’ve moved on. Healthy eating is all about balance – most nutritionists recommend an 80/20 rule. 80% good, 20% naughty. I’d say mine is nearer 90/10 purely because healthy foods just happen to be my favourite foods, but a few glasses of wine or some pick and mix at the cinema both have well deserved places in my diet! 

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Bulimia & Nutrition

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It’s not easy to admit to other people that you have a problem. My problem is/was bulimia. Over the past six months I have made changes, difficult and scary changes, to get myself well again. Whilst I would not consider myself bulimic anymore, I do not have (and probably never will have) a comfortable relationship with food. 

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Discipline and Nutrition

Discipline and Nutrition

When it comes to weight loss, we believe that the more strictly we treat ourselves, the faster we will get to our goal weight. More discipline = faster results right?No.

A little discipline is good.

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Popular Nutrition & Diet Myths

Popular Nutrition and Diet Myths

1) “Bread is the devil” – Bread is only the devil if you eat too much of it and smoother it in lashings of butter (because you’ll simply be eating too many calories!). Granary bread is a great source of whole-grain goodness, which reduces our risk of certain cancers, and it has a low GI, meaning that it releases its energy slowly. Having a couple of slices of bread with an olive-oil based spread plus a healthy filling such as tuna and salad is an ideal lunch option!

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